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Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Day After

Jennifer Coates' paintings at Feigen Contemporary gallery portray what the world might look like if a nuclear disaster occurred, and you survived, and you were on a lot of drugs. The landscape is barren, except for mutant trees, with mushrooming explosions of psychedelic colors for leaves and clouds. Coates' painting is so light that the works appear to be watercolor (they're acrylic). There are no figures in these images, only twisted tree trunks and maybe a tormented bird.